M. M. Frocht

Mr. Max Mark Frocht was honored for his professional accomplishments by the 1967 initiation of the M.M. Frocht Award. The award recognizes “outstanding achievement as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics,” and is presented annually.

 

Dr. Frocht’s work on photoelasticity research on stress concentration factors and 3-D techniques and his two-volume treatise on photoelasticity is considered a classic and has been translated into Russian, Spanish, and Chinese. Its publication was credited with revitalizing interest in photoelasticity.

Dr. Frocht was a student of Steven Timoshenko and many of his own students have made important contributions to the field of experimental mechanics. He presented papers and lectures on photoelasticity and experimental stress analysis in all parts of the world.

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2020 Recipient

Picture of Junlan Wang

In recognition of outstanding achievements as an educator in the field of experimental mechanics.

Junlan Wang
Junlan Wang is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Washington. She received her B.S. (1994) and M.S. (1997) in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China, and Ph.D. (2002) in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. After a year of postdoctoral research at Brown University, she joined the Mechanical Engineering department of University of California, Riverside in 2003 as an Assistant Professor (later promoted to Associate Professor) and moved to UW in December 2008.

Her research focuses on mechanics of thin films/multilayers, biological and bioinspired materials, high strain rate phenomena, and additively manufactured materials. She has received several awards on research and teaching, including an NSF CAREER Award (2008), SEM Hetenyi (2004) and Durelli (2016) Awards, ASEE Beer and Johnston Outstanding New Mechanics Educator Award (2007), and Bourns College of Engineering Teaching Excellence Award (2007).
 

 

Past Recipients

The Society acknowledges the following individuals who were given the M.M. Frocht Award in the past.
 
2019 - M.W. Trethewey 2000 - G.L. Cloud 1981 - V.J. Parks
2018 - Ghatu Subhash 1999 - P.K. Stein 1980 - C.A. Sciammarella
2017 - A. Carpinteri 1998 - L.W. Zachary 1979 - E.E. Day
2016 - L. Virgin 1997 - J. Der Hovanesian 1978 - J.T. Pindera
2015 - J. Lambros 1996 - W.N. Sharpe 1977 - W.F. Riley
2014 - W. L. Fourney 1995 - A.S. Kobayashi 1976 - J.W. Dally
2013 - W. C. Crone 1994 - R.J. Sanford 1975 - D.K. Wright
2012 - S. Nemat-Nasser 1993 - C.E. Work 1974 - R.D. Mindlin
2011 - N. Sottos 1992 - I.M. Allison 1973 - P. Stein
2010 - E.A. Patterson 1991 - J.F. Doyle 1972 - E.O. Stitz
2009 - F.-P. Chiang 1990 - J.B. Ligon 1971 - D.C. Drucker
2008 - R.J. Pryputniewicz 1989 - T.W. Corby, Jr 1970 - W.M. Murray
2007 - M.A. Sutton 1988 - D. Post 1969 - C.E. Taylor
2006 - I.M. Daniel 1987 - R.E. Rowlands 1968 - M.M. Frocht
2005 - D. Brown 1986 - W.F. Swinson  
2004 - A. Cardon 1985 - K.G. McConnell  
2003 - A. Rosakis 1984 - C.P. Burger  
2002 - D.J. Ewins 1983 - C.W. Smith  
2001 - A. Shukla 1982 - T. Kunio